Things I have seen in Sydney so far…

A girl (part of a gaggle) plumped down on a bench by the harbourside in a bra and, presumably, bottoms of some kind (I was too traumatised to look any lower than that). To be fair, it wasn’t lacy or see-through. If they make bras for outerwear, this was definitely of that ilk.

A British guy steal a candle in a glass off the table outside a cafe on Crown St, keep walking along, then coerce his girlfriend into relighting the flame after it gave out.

A Russian girl in denim boots.

A performer swallowing an enormous red sausage-shaped balloon. I videoed the whole thing but haven’t watched it since. I plan to show it to the boy when I get back.

A QR code on a church (QR codes are way bigger here than in NZ) that was captioned “Find forgiveness here”.

Gap! Nine West! Citibank! ING Direct! Priceline!

These freaky-ass birds. They’re everywhere. (I just googled “creepy birds in Sydney” but the hotel wifi is outstandingly dreadful. Giving up.)

(ETA: Now at the convention centre, which has better wifi, where birdsinbackyards.net/finder informs me that this is an ibis.)


6 thoughts on “Things I have seen in Sydney so far…

  • Reply Sense July 9, 2012 at 00:30

    They are ibis(es)! They really are everywhere over in Oz. Have you encountered the attack cockatoos yet? They are *also* everywhere. And tourists play with them and let them land on them, which I find revolting and dangerous as they are wild birds.

    • Reply eemusings July 9, 2012 at 10:06

      Uh … no. But I do want to catch the ferry over to Cockatoo Island before I go. Will bear your advice in mind. I’m wary of fauna anyway so I’d be keeping a healthy distance.

  • Reply Sense July 9, 2012 at 00:30

    Oh wait, I see you found what they are. 🙂 Good work.

  • Reply lkrant July 9, 2012 at 03:32

    I think they call this taking time to smell the roses! I love to just observe what is going on in life, but I don’t get to do it very often anymore.

  • Reply Tracey July 9, 2012 at 11:33

    I loved seeing the Ibises when I was in Sydney. They represent wisdom in ancient egyption mythology. The God of wisdom and learning, Thoth, was depicted with a man’s body and ibis head (or baboon sometimes. Don’t get the wisom in THAT though!)

  • Reply The Asian Pear July 10, 2012 at 16:24

    A QR Code on a Church? Now that’s new!

    I want to go to Australia… I have family in Sydney and Melbourne. Alas, maybe in 2014 or 2015. It’s quite pricey for me to visit. I’m jealous!

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